For years I’ve felt uncomfortable wearing a bathing suit around people, but I never was really comfy wearing t-shirt and shorts over one either. I finally discovered modest swimwear online last year, but it costs a LOT! I’m very cheap..I mean, frugal…and I just couldn’t justify spending $70-$100 on something I would only wear a couple of times a year and that I couldn’t be certain if it would even still fit me next year.
I saw a new friend in a very modest swimsuit a couple of weekends ago and asked her where she got it. It turns out she bought it at Walmart, and that it wasn’t an actual swimsuit. It’s a line of Athletic Works sports wear called Dri-more. She had a capris-style bottoms with a built in skirt with a swim shirt. And she said it only cost her $20!
Why hadn’t I ever thought of that?
I went to Walmart and sure enough, they had the dri-more clothing. It feels pretty much like swimwear. I wasn’t able to find capris pants with a skirt, but I was able to find plain capris pants and a tank top (with built in bra) made with the dri-more material. You can’t see it in the photo, but the waistband of the pants matches the tank top.
I love that I am covered! From shoulders to knees! The shirt is long enough that it’s not too bad without the skirt on the bottoms, though I do have a swimsuit skirt that I might wear with it. And what’s more, it was only $12 per piece. Usually I wouldn’t like to spend $25 on a swimsuit, but considering that it actually covers me in a way I’m comfortable with and was about a third of the price of the “real” modest swimwear you can find online (plus, I think, nicer looking..but that’s just me), I happily paid the money.